Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella in Meat Infects Two More People


0  Updated at 1:42 pm, December 20th, 2011 By: ABC Digital
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Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Two more people have been infected with an antibiotic resistant strain of salmonella in an outbreak tied to ground beef from a regional grocery chain in the Northeast, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday. This brings the total to at least 16.

Last week, the grocery chain Hannaford recalled, “an undetermined amount of fresh ground beef products” from stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. The CDC has tracked illnesses in Hawaii (1), Kentucky (1), Maine (4), Massachusetts (1), New Hampshire (4), New York (4) and Vermont (1). Seven people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Click here to visit the CDC’s website for more information.

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